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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1327–1329

Optical tomography using a genetic algorithm

Ken D. Kihm and Donald P. Lyons  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 1327-1329 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001327


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Abstract

A new tomographic image reconstruction method is proposed that uses a genetic algorithm (GA), a robust optimization algorithm based on the genetic principle of natural selection. For the purpose of description, a simple axisymmetric reference density field is reconstructed from its interferometric projection by the developed GA-based tomography. This preliminary investigation shows a promising potential of the GA-based tomography to overcome the problems associated with other existing tomographic methods, particularly for limited projections.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 1996
Published: September 1, 1996

Citation
Ken D. Kihm and Donald P. Lyons, "Optical tomography using a genetic algorithm," Opt. Lett. 21, 1327-1329 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-17-1327


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